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Re: Support for XLogRecPtr in expand_fmt_string?

From: Andres Freund <andres(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Support for XLogRecPtr in expand_fmt_string?
Date: 2012-07-03 18:59:00
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On Tuesday, July 03, 2012 08:09:40 PM Tom Lane wrote:
> Andres Freund <andres(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> > I wonder if we just should add a format code like %R or something similar
> > as a replacement for the %X/%X notion.
> Only if you can explain how to teach gcc what it means for elog argument
> match checking.  %m is a special case in that it matches up with a
> longstanding glibc-ism that gcc knows about.  Adding format codes of our
> own invention would be problematic.
Ah. Yes. That kills the idea.

> > Having to type something like "(uint32)
> > (state->curptr >> 32), (uint32)state->curptr" everywhere is somewhat
> > annoying.
> If we really feel this is worth doing something about, we could invent a
> formatting subroutine that converts XLogRecPtr to string (and then we
> just use %s in the messages).
I think that would make memory management annoying. Using a static buffer 
isn't going to work very well either because its valid to pass two recptr's to 

I think at that point the current state is not worth the hassle, sorry for the 


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